James Scott died early in 1955 in Nairobi, Kenya, at the age of 67.

He graduated with the B.Sc. in mining at Glasgow University in 1912 and in March, 1913, was appointed assistant mining engineer to the Nigerian Tin Corporation, Ltd., Northern Nigeria.

He returned to the United Kingdom in 1916 to join H.M. Forces, and was commissioned in January, 1917, and served with 171 Tunnelling Coy., Royal Engineers, in France. On demobilization in 1919 he was for six months in charge of a mineral exploration expedition to Prince Charles Foreland, Spitzbergen Group.

Mr. Scott spent the rest of his career in Kenya. He was first employed by Messrs. Stirling and Co., Nairobi, on boring for water from January, 1920, to October, 1921, and then for two months carried out examinations for coal for a private syndicate, subsequently being in charge of the construction of M’Baraki pier for Kilindini Harbours and Wharfs, Ltd., throughout 1922. From 1923 to 1927 he was employed by the Municipal Council of Nairobi as assistant engineer, and in March, 1927, formed the partnership of Messrs. Stirling and Scott, Ltd., civil engineers, in Nairobi. He remained a partner for many years, and later was appointed engineering geologist to the Public Works Department of Kenya, being concerned mainly with water supplies.

Mr. Scott was admitted to Studentship of the Institution in 1914 and was transferred to Associate Membership in 1917.

Vol. 65, Trans I.M.M., 1955-56, p.252

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